Video: Brazilian Mirage Does a Number on Supreme Court

We got a heads up on this video courtesy of the DT Tip Link, and in it a Brazilian Mirage driver does a number on that country’s Supreme Court building. In fly-bys (as with most things) there’s a fine line between clever and stupid.

Busting the number at low altitude over populated areas is generally a bad idea. That may have been that pilot’s last flight. (It certainly would have been if he was American.)

It’s not a party until something breaks . . .

20 Comments on "Video: Brazilian Mirage Does a Number on Supreme Court"

  1. The sound of freedom?

  2. Really stupid- remember that Brazil used to have a military dictatorship.

    Imagine US jets doing fly-bys of the Supreme Court right after Brown versus the Board of Education.

  3. Is your "DT Tip Link" http://theaviationist.com ? They seem to have most of what you guys carry, only hours sooner…

  4. There were two planes, there was a large (and organized looking) crowd and I heard a band playing. Was this an official function with a scheduled fly-by that ended up being too low and/or fast?

  5. Could we get them to do this over here? Our "high" court could use a wake up call.

  6. That guy was probably thinking: "Huh… Didn't see that one coming."

  7. MJ34: Apparently it was during a parade celebrating the Brazilian flag.

  8. A. Nonymous | July 2, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Reply

    Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby…

  9. matheusdiasuk | July 2, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Reply

    Nothing about this on Brazillian local media. And knowing this country, nothing is going to happen to the pilot.

  10. So did anything happen to the building? Couldn't tell

  11. No thats a fun day at the court.

  12. Those sonic booms took a lot of "Guile." They will no longer have a "Blanca" check to do that kind of thing again. E. Honda.

  13. I just imagine what our pilots (brazilian) would do with some new jets. Like bombing some big city accidently in an exercise?

  14. "I feel the need. The Need for speed." -Pete "Maverick" Mitchell.

  15. This happened in the US decades ago. A supersonic fly by at the Air Force Academy blew out some windows. IIRc there were some injuries due to flying glass.

  16. I wouldn't think that the idea was to see how many windows they could break. Accidents happen. I hope no one ws hurt by the glass. Hope the pilots are allowed to continue to fly.
    Get a grip…
    chrees

  17. there's gonna be a screen door shortage in brazilia for the next few months.

  18. Question: If there is enough force from a sonic boom to shatter the glass, then do the spectators also feel a wave of force from the sonic boom, too? Like a powerful pressure blast-wave of air?

  19. Corruption here is very great, Do not worry about the damage will leave the Brazilian tax of idiots

  20. I cannot wait to see their Military Exercises … hope they blow up Rio LOL!!

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